[Geowanking] Platial looking for an intern
mnl at well.com
Thu Oct 25 21:20:53 PDT 2007
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Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 09:07:17 -0400
From: Tracy Rolling <tracy.rolling at platial.com>
Subject: [geomancers] Platial looking for an intern
To: Tracy Rolling <tracy.rolling at platial.com>
Cc: geomancers at lists.eogeo.org
I'm going to be getting this up on Craigslist this morning, but I
figured this might also be a good place to put the word out. Maybe
someone has a student who is looking for an interesting internship.
Platial just acquired frappr, and I need an intern to help me out
with the integration of the two sites, on the community level. We can
do school paperwork if someone needs an internship for college
credit. There is a minimum amount of intern-level work to be done,
but if we have someone who wants to dally in things like writing
widgets with our api or anything else, we are open to it.
Stipend is $500 a month.
Skills required: good writing, having a sense of humor, love of maps,
excellent online communication skills.
Must have a laptop computer.
Tasks: answering feedback email from frappr users
Making cool maps and promoting them to interested online communities
Quality assurance: testing and writing bug reports. This will be
needed about once every two to four weeks, before and immediately
after major releases
I'll train the person how to do all those things, but I need someone
who has general good sense and who won't need to be micromanaged.
If the person is also into programming, that is obviously a huge
plus. But not required. It would be fun if we had an intern who was
also interested in fooling around with our new api once it's out, but
that's not at all essential.
If you know anyone who might be interested in this internship, put
them in touch with me.
Director of Community and Product
Platial, the People's Atlas
On Sep 1, 2007, at 11:56 AM, Tracy Rolling wrote:
> Hi Chris.
> I would love to be part of this. I've found the geomancers meetings
> hard to get to bc of timing. What kind of schedule would you be
> thinking of for this? If it's at a regular time, like 7pm the first
> Wednesday of every month, or whatever, it's easier to plan for.
> I'm not a very technical person, but I am very interested in the
> subject, and I'd like to learn more on the tech side.
> On Sep 1, 2007, at 1:49 AM, Christopher Schmidt wrote:
>> I'm Christopher Schmidt, a charter member of the Open Source
>> Foundation. (This title basically just means I'm a participant that
>> people recognize the name of ;) I'm also a core developer for
>> OpenLayers, and the maintainer of http://boston.freemap.in/, which
>> is an
>> online map built using MassGIS data. As part of an effort to seek
>> Open Source Geo people in the Boston area, I'm canvassing the local
>> community for interest in a regular open source geospatial interest
>> group meeting.
>> For those of you who don't know, OSGeo is a non-profit organization
>> which is seeking to fulfill an umbrella organizational role for a
>> of Open Source Geospatial software projects, including projects like
>> GeoServer and OpenLayers. It is currently entering its third year of
>> operation, and has a number of projects undergoing incubation
>> to become "OSGeo projects", including everything from uDig and
>> QGIS to
>> GRASS to GeoServer.
>> The goal of having regular meetings would be:
>> * Create Networking oppourtunities: allow users of open source
>> geo software to meet with creators of open source geo software
>> * Share knowledge: meetings could have a presentation from a
>> person on everything from how to use a certain tool, to types
>> of data
>> available, to anything else.
>> * "Chill out": spend social time with other like-minded
>> individuals --
>> either users of open source geosoftware, or just people interested
>> in learning more about it.
>> Essentially, I personally envision this as being very similar to a
>> Users Group meeting: go someplace, here a 45 minute presentation
>> with 15
>> minutes of questions on a particular related topic, then head out,
>> beers someplace, and relax.
>> The difference between the geomancers meetings of the past and an
>> users group would be a stronger concentration on technical
>> discussions/knowledge sharing, a more directed approach to that
>> knowledge sharing, and (hopefully!) a more regular schedule :)
>> If such a thing were to take place in the Bostonish area, would
>> anyone on
>> this list be interested in attending? Anything in particular that
>> strikes your interest?
>> Looking forward to hearing from anyone interested in creating a local
>> group of OS Geosoftware users...
>> Christopher Schmidt
>> Web Developer
>> geomancers mailing list
>> geomancers at lists.eogeo.org
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